Homer Bailey SP CIN 25 Days

Homer Bailey was in dominant form on Sunday, scattering just three hits and a walk over nine innings as he shut out the Giants.

He punched out seven in the masterpiece. It was the first shutout of the season, and fourth of Bailey's career. He has been highly inconsistent this season, registering a 4.39 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 94/32 K/BB ratio over 104 2/3 innings. He'll look to carry over this strong performance when he does battle against the Brewers at home on Saturday.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Month

Homer Bailey allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

Bailey had allowed just two runs through five innings, but a sixth inning that featured two walks, a single, a hit batter and a sacrifice fly was the difference in the game. In total, Bailey gave up just four hits and two walks while striking out six. The loss was his first since May 17, dropping him to 7-4 on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Giants.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Month

Homer Bailey gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Pirates on Thursday.

All three runs scored in the fifth inning. Bailey gave up nine hits and one walk while striking out five batters. This was the first time since May 17 that he didn't make it through six innings. He'll bring a 4.68 ERA into a start against the Cubs on the road next week.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Month

Homer Bailey was charged with four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

This ends a streak of four starts with three earned runs or fewer allowed. Bailey gave up just one run over the first six innings, but he gave up a solo homer to Khris Davis to lead off the seventh inning and a pair of singles before being pulled. Sam LeCure and Logan Ondrusek then allowed the Brewers to tie the game, costing Bailey the chance at the victory. The Reds eventually got the lead back in the ninth inning. Bailey struck out six and walked three in the no-decision and now owns a 4.68 ERA across 14 starts. He'll face the Pirates next week in Pittsburgh.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 2 Months

Homer Bailey threw eight innings of one-run ball, striking out seven, in the Reds' 4-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Bailey gave up six hits and three walks on the afternoon, using 121 pitches to complete eight innings. The win was the right-hander's fourth straight, lowering his ERA to 4.60 in the process. He's still not quite in 2013 form, but the window to buy low on Bailey is closing with each positive outing. He'll gun for his fifth straight quality start Friday at the Brewers.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 2 Months

Homer Bailey improved his record to 6-3, allowing three runs over six innings in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Giants.

Bailey allowed a first-inning home run to Hunter Pence, but settled down afterwards. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out seven. Bailey has rarely recaptured his 2013 form which helped earn a six-year, $105 million contract extension in February. He has a 4.99 ERA and a 1.46 ERA, and he can lower with with a solid outing against the lowly Phillies at home in his next start.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 2 Months

Homer Bailey coughed up two runs on five hits over seven innings in the Reds' defeat of the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Bailey struck out six and walked one. It was nice to see Bailey succeed on the road again. The right-hander has won three straight at Great American Ball Park with a 2.95 ERA, but he came into tonight 0-2 with an 8.04 ERA over his last three road outings. Bailey, now 5-3 with a 5.04 ERA and peripherals that suggest he's been better than that, squares off against the Giants in Cincy next week.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 2 Months

Homer Bailey earned his fourth victory of the season on Friday, allowing three runs on eight hits over six innings against the Cardinals.

Bailey walked a pair and struck out four on the night. It was a nice bounceback effort for Bailey who was shelled by the Phillies in his last outing. Now 4-3 on the season, he'll carry a 5.34 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 50/20 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 2 Months

Homer Bailey was lit up for six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday as the Reds fell to the Phillies.

The roller-coaster season continues for Bailey, who tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball last Sunday against a dangerous Rockies team. He looked like a different pitcher on Saturday night in Philly, yielding seven hits and two walks as the home team won in a 12-1 rout. Bailey will bring a 3-3 record and 5.44 ERA into his next outing at home against the division-rival Cardinals.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 2 Months

Homer Bailey tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball in the Reds' defeat of the Rockies on Sunday.

That's more like it. Bailey yielded just four hits and struck out six in his best outing since April 20 as the Reds took two of three in their weekend series against a hot Colorado team. Bailey will face the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park next time out.